Water World: Managing the Depths
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June 18, 2012
While most residents may be mainly interested in the appearance of their community's lake or pond, water features are more than just a charming view.
According to Kevin Tucker, president of Solitude Lake Management, “Lakes and ponds are usually designed to collect and filter stormwater before that water flows into streams, rivers and bays.”
And depending on a community’s original site plan and the codes of its city, county or other municipality, periodic inspections may be required by law. “Typically, if (a pond) was built to be part of a stormwater management system, then there will be a requirement to inspect and maintain it,” says Tucker, whose company has offices in several Mid-Atlantic states. “A lot of homeowners associations don’t realize they’re not doing something they should be doing.”
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